A public warning has been issued of an unsettling new trend sweeping people's inboxes and 'freaking them out' this Christmas. It has been reported that people are messing with one anothers heads by sending 'nice' e-cards.
Darren Watts, 26, a builder from Shepton Mallet, is one such victim. "You see all the pretty bits, listen to the nice music, and wait for the punchline that never comes". Darren was sent home from work after being 'next to useless' as he kept getting distracted, pondering the meaning of it all.
Many people are left feeling a bit unsettled, and wondering if they clicked on a 'dodgy link', or their friend's account has been hacked. Or they have gone a bit 'soft'.
GPs have reported that they are worried about the psychological side effects of this new craze, prompting the NHS to issue the following advice: "If you or a loved one have been affected by the e-card 'nicey' virus, sit quietly, have a nice cup of tea with extra sugar, and don't drive or operate heavy machinery until you are feeling yourself again".
The Met Police have strenously denied sending a 'nice' e-card to Andrew Mitchell.